An Impressive Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Cabinet / Server By Henry Dasson
Item # CC1433
Henry Dasson – After Guillaume Beneman
A demilune marble top above a central long drawer with bronze mounts depicting a quiver, bow and torch with a floral garland surmounted by olive branch and two side compartments that swing open, the central drawer is flanked by finely cast masks of Apollo, with bronze mounts of a lyre surrounded by flowers, bows and a laurel wreath, two curved side display doors each fitted with a shelf, all standing on fluted circular tapering legs.
Signed Henry Dasson 1879 to the bronze mount on the top left side.
Henry Dasson was considered one of the finest makers of gilt bronze mounted furniture in the nineteenth Century. He established a workshop at 106 rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris, and specialised in the production of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture using the very finest ormolu mounts with the highest quality mercury gilding. In 1871, Dasson purchase Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen business and remaining stock.
Dasson exhibited at the 1878 and 1889 Paris Exhibition. He displayed Louis XV and XVI styles as well as pieces of his own modified eighteenth century design. The exhibits in 1878 included a table entirely in gilt bronze, purchased by Lord Dudley.
Height – 39 inches / 99cm
Width – 66 inches / 168cm
Depth – 20.5 inches / 52cm